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October 10, 2013
Pheasant season opens Saturday in North Idaho
The regular 2013 pheasant
season opens Oct. 12 in northern
In the rest of the state, the
season opens Oct. 19. It runs through Nov. 30 in Area 2 and through Dec. 31 in
Area 3. Shooting hours start one-half hour before sunrise in all three areas,
Area 1 includes Benewah,
Area 2 includes Bannock,
Area 3 includes Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington counties, including all islands in the Snake River except Patch and Porter islands.
The daily bag limit is three cocks, and the possession limit is six after the first day, except on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked, in which case the daily limit is two cocks and four in possession.
All hunters must carry a valid
Idaho Fish and Game releases
pheasants at nine wildlife management areas in southern
All upland game hunters are required to wear a minimum of 36 square inches of hunter orange during the pheasant season when hunting on wildlife management areas where pheasants are stocked.
The non-native ring-necked
pheasant is widely distributed in agricultural areas. Important habitat needs
are grassy areas or other dense nesting cover at least 18 inches high, permanent
cover that provides protection from winter weather, and abundant water and food,
especially grain. Pheasants are common in this type of habitat along the Snake
River Plain from the
Please consult the 2013 upland seasons and rules brochure for details - available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/rules/?getPage=67.